SDFU 2024 Photo Contest:

“In Their Element”

We are excited to announce this year’s photo contest, with a few updates!

Photographers are invited to submit photos related to this year’s selected theme of “In Their Element.” The images should showcase a farmer or rancher engaged in their work environment on the farm, in the fields, or on the ranch. Entries will be evaluated based on how well they capture the essence of the category.

Qualifying entries will be judged and the winning photograph will receive $250.

All photos must be submitted below.

2024 Photo Contest Promo

Photo Contest 2024

  • *Living on a farm or ranch is not a requirement
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.

South Dakota Farmers Union 2023 Photo Contest

Celebrating Life on the Family Farm & Ranch

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Photographers from across South Dakota captured life on family farms and ranches and entered them in South Dakota Farmers Union Celebrating Life on the Family Farm & Ranch photo contest.

The 2023 winners have been selected: in the 4-H Member category, Faith Kashas of Vermillion; in the Fieldwork category, Becky Rose of Chamberlain; in the Livestock category, Samantha Swanson, Highmore; in Farm Scene category, Kodi Retzer, of Long Lake; and in the Working on the Farm/Ranch category, Patti Johnson of Watertown.

“Through these images we are given a wonderful glimpse into life on so many of South Dakota’s family farms and ranches,” explained Karla Hofhenke, Executive Director of South Dakota Farmers Union. “Farmers Union is always looking for ways to showcase and celebrate the families who make up South Dakota’s number one industry and this photo contest is a wonderful way to do this.”

Livestock: Samantha Swanson, Highmore

Fieldwork: Becky Rose, Chamberlain

Farm/Ranch Scenes: Kodi Retzer, Long Lake

Working on the Farm/Ranch: Patti Johnson, Watertown

Young Farmer/Rancher: Faith Kashas, Vermillion